Rowl was designed to be the bike you reach for day in and day out no matter what the ride ahead promises. With 29" wheels and 140mm of efficient and confidence inspiring Orion Suspension, Rowl hovers over obstacles, rails through curves, and powers up climbs. Rowl has arrived to enlighten your ride.


29" wheels with up to 2.6" tires

140mm frame travel with 150mm fork

Boost 148mm hub spacing

Orion Dynamics suspension design

 

At Esker, we design and build mountain bikes for the entire mountain. Be confident knowing that you can simply grab your Esker and go, and you'll always be ready for the ride ahead.

State of the art geometry and Orion kinematics deliver a balanced ride that allows you to thrive throughout the entire ride. Responsive small bump compliance, quick cornering, and stability at speed make for a versatile bike that can be built to suit the needs of any rider, on any terrain.

"Incredibly active and plush suspension. The Rowl provides a new level of stability, traction and comfort on more difficult terrain."

- Peter, California

"The Rowl is in a small, select crowd that could be considered a one bike quiver—able to handle everything from the everyday cross-country ride to a steep and airy park day."

- Brian, Pennsylvania

"Responsive suspension enhanced the ride while not slowing the pace down. Proud to own this bike"

- Mark, Minnesota

Geometry

  • Frame Geometry
  • Geometry Explained
S M L XL

A - Effective TT Length

560

594

615

638

B - Reach

420

450

470

490

C - Wheelbase

1150

1187

1211

1238

D - CS Length

425

425

425

425

E - BB Height

340

340

340

340

F - Virtual ST Angle

76

76

76

76

G - ST Length

380

410

450

490

H - HT Angle

65.16

65.16

65.16

65.16

I - HT Length

82.5

99

110

126.6

J - Fork Offset

44

44

44

44

K - Fork Length

547

547

547

547

Trail

126.7

126.7

126.7

126.7

Stack

590

605

615

630

Standover

735

735

735

736

Rider Height

5'0"-5'6"

5'5"-5'10"

5'9"-6'1"

6'-6'4"

Max Insertion

225

225

225

225

Bike geometry is a bunch of moving numbers. Unless you are a math wizard, it's hard to tell just what is going on with those digits. The progression of trail bikes and the advent of dropper seatposts have allowed us to create a veritable multi tool, suited to various forms of mountain biking—something we like to call Slack&Steep. Slack&Steep geometry is just that, a mathematical derivative of proper suspension performance, body placement, and handling numbers designed to give you the best possible ride throughout.

FRAME Specs

Frame Material

Proprietary blend of high modulus carbon fiber with Smooth AF molding

Frameset

Includes a custom tuned Fox DPX2 Performance shock, Wolf Tooth Components headset, seat collar, thru axle, and custom molded frame protection

Head tube Diameter

44mm ID upper, 56mm ID lower

Rear Dropout Spacing

148mm

BB Type

Threaded 73mm English

Headset lower stack height

3mm

Rear Shock

Metric 210x55mm, 8x21mm forward mount, bushing-less clevis rear mount

Seatpost

34.9 clamp, 31.6 post, internally routed / Dropper lengths, S:150, M: 170, L: 170, XL: 170

Thru Axle

Boost 148 / 171mm / M12x1.5”

Max Chainring

32t round / 30t oval / Boost Chainline

Weight

S - 3445g, M - 3535g, L - 3625g, XL - 3810g / Weight includes frame, DPX2 rear shock, axle, seat collar, and frame protection

Build Specs

Build R1 R2 R3

Frame

Rowl 29/140

Rowl 29/140

Rowl 29/140

Rear Shock

Fox DPX2 Performance

Fox DPX2 Performance

Fox DPX2 Factory

Fork

Fox 36 Float Rhythm Grip 150mm

Fox 36 Float Performance Elite Grip2 150mm

Fox 36 Float Factory Grip2 150mm

Headset

Wolf Tooth Components, ZS44/ZS56

Wolf Tooth Components, ZS44/ZS56

Wolf Tooth Components, ZS44/ZS56

Spacers

30mm

30mm

30mm

Stem

Epoch Alloy 35.0/50mm

Epoch Alloy 35.0/50mm

I9 A35/50mm

Handlebar

Epoch Alloy, 780

Epoch Carbon, 780

Epoch Carbon, 780

Grips

SDG Thrice

SDG Thrice

SDG Thrice

Brakes

Shimano Deore 4-piston

SRAM G2 RS

Shimano XT 4-piston

Rotors

Shimano RT6 180mm

SRAM Centerline 180mm

Shimano RT8 180mm

Dropper / Lever

SDG Tellis / Wolf Tooth Remote

S/M: 150mm - L/XL: 170mm

SDG Tellis / Wolf Tooth Remote

S/M: 150mm - L/XL: 170mm

Fox Transfer Factory / Wolf Tooth Remote

S/M: 150mm - L/XL: 170mm

Saddle

SDG BA3

SDG BA3

SDG BA3

Wheels

Stans Flow S2 Comp

Industry Nine 1/1 Enduro S

Industry Nine 1/1 Enduro S Carbon

Drivetrain

Deore 12spd, 10/51

GX 12spd 10-52

XT 12spd 10/51

Cranks

Deore

GX

XT / Wolf Tooth Chainring

Tires

Terrene Chunk 2.6 Tough

Terrene Chunk 2.6 Tough

Terrene Chunk 2.6 Tough

Price

4500

5500

6500

Specs are subject to change at any time.

Complete Rowls are built to order in Montana and are estimated to ship out in 4 weeks. If your timeline changes, Esker will contact you.

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